Since I / O 2018, important Google apps, such as account settings, maps, and podcasts, have been updated with the material theme while we have activated a redesigned Android message to have . The latest app to test the new look is the Google Home app for managing smart speakers and cast devices.
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During an I / O briefing in which Matias Duarte and other Google design directors discussed the subject of the material in detail, the Google Home companion app was touted as one of the first apps that eventually became material theming.
The smart device management app was last redesigned when Google announced Home Mini and Home Max at Pixel 2 at last year's 10/4 product event. Remarkably, the app already uses such elements as a strong white background and centered title text
However, the app still contains older elements that address the latest material theme redesign. First discovered by XDA and then activated by us, the Google Home app tests the BottomAppBar, which was introduced alongside Android P.
This item significantly changes the look of the app as Google removes the navigation drawer, similar to the full Google app. The Discover and Browse tabs appear to the left and right of the device and account preferences.
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The existing sections remain unchanged, with Discover still containing the welcome home greeting and a set of suggestion and media cards, while Browse moves the pending search feature to the top of the app.
In a related note There is now a FAB wizard that probably allows users to mutantate what they want to see and search.
The Devices tab has been completely redesigned, starting with a series of Quick controls at the top of the screen to mute audio devices and settings. Underneath, all of your Google Home speakers and Google Cast-connected TVs appear in a grid for a much more compact and efficient design compared to the previous full-width maps.
As in the Google App, the last tab contains items that were previously present in the navigation bar, including Google Assistant settings, help, and other options.
This new design was released with the latest release (18.104.22.168) Google Home enabled from May. There is no indication when it will start.